Wes Loegering has represented clients in complex federal and state civil and criminal trials for more than 25 years. He has handled all aspects of litigation involving business and government controversies, with a focus on matters involving federal and state agencies, including the SEC, IRS, and CMS. Wes has led trial teams in a variety of jurisdictions and successfully obtained temporary restraining orders, injunctive and emergency relief, and jury verdicts; and he has helped businesses respond to civil and criminal government investigations.
Wes has successfully represented clients facing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, an Enron senior executive (client sentenced to probation), numerous companies and executives investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and grand juries, the sole corporate defendant in a whistleblower matter seeking more than $1 billion in damages brought under the False Claims Act (qui tam), and negotiated settlement of matters investigated by the Department of Justice, including the Office of Foreign Asset Control. Prior to joining Jones Day, he defended numerous interconnection and class action cases on behalf of AT&T.
Wes is a member of the American Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Association (chair, Pro Bono Committee, 1990). He is regularly appointed to defend federal criminal cases in the Northern District of Texas. His service to the community includes volunteering at the Austin Street Shelter, playing violin in church services, and serving on the boards of several Dallas area nonprofit organizations.
Verizon obtains TRO and preliminary injunction, prevails at fair market hearing, and successfully settles case
Jones Day represented Verizon Business in obtaining a temporary restraining order and a temporary injunction in a contract dispute involving a significant telco-switching center.
EDS subsidiary National Heritage Insurance dismissal affirmed by 5th Circuit
Jones Day represented National Heritage Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), on appeal from a judgment dismissing the claims against it in a whistleblower action brought under the False Claims Act alleging Medicaid fraud in Texas schools.
AEP Texas subsidiary litigates sale of power plant
Jones Day represented a subsidiary of American Electric Power Company, Inc. ("AEP") in litigation involving the sale of a power plant.
Multinational public high tech company conducts internal investigation of potential FCPA violations
On behalf of the Audit Committee of a multinational public company, Jones Day conducted an independent investigation of alleged conduct in Latin America which was not permitted under the FCPA.
Multinational pharmaceutical company conducts independent investigation of whistleblower allegations pursuant to contract audit rights
On behalf of a privately-owned multinational pharmaceutical company, Jones Day conducted an independent investigation of alleged misconduct and possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations in Guatemala, Panama and Mexico.
Multinational public manufacturing company conducts internal investigation of potential FCPA, Customs, Export and Import Controls violations
On behalf of a multinational public manufacturing company, Jones Day conducted an internal investigation of alleged conduct in the U.S. and Latin America which was not permitted under the FCPA and numerous other Federal regulatory schemes.
Multinational company conducts independent review of anticorruption compliance program
Jones Day conducted an independent review of the anticorruption compliance program for a leading oil and gas service provider with operations in over 20 countries and presented findings and recommendations to the board of directors.
Private company updates anticorruption compliance program
Jones Day helps a private company craft updated anticorruption program including FCPA and UK Anti-bribery Act and provides training and advice with respect to international activities.
Fortune 500 oil and gas refining and marketing company creates anticorruption compliance program
Jones Day assisted a Fortune 500 oil and gas refining and marketing company in creating and implementing an anticorruption compliance program covering global operations.
Antiguan Liquidators engage in worldwide insolvency dispute against U.S. appointed Receiver for right to liquidate Stanford International Bank
Jones Day is representing the Antiguan Liquidators in their continuing jurisdiction fight with the U.S. Receiver in the litigation brought by the SEC against Stanford International Bank, Allen Stanford, and other individuals and entities.
Computer Sciences Corporation achieves settlement in computer software class action brought by more than one million insurance claimants
Jones Day defended Computer Sciences Corporation ("CSC") in a proposed putative class action brought by more than one million insurance claimants alleging that 500 major insurers used CSC's computer software to value insurance claims.
EDS obtains summary judgment in false claims action suit
Jones Day represented National Heritage Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Electronic Data Systems Corporation, in a whistleblower action brought under the False Claims Act accusing defendant of facilitating Medicaid fraud in Texas schools.
France Takes Next Step in Anticorruption Enforcement: First "French DPAs" and What Companies Should Know
French Anti-Corruption Agency Publishes Information Expected from Companies During Agency Inspections
A New Era in French Anticorruption Enforcement: What Companies Should Know About the Newly Enacted Sapin II Law
Supreme Court Decides Validity of Implied False Certification Theory in Universal Health Services v. Escobar
Revisiting My Brother's Keeper: Latest Learning and Best Practices on Dealings with Third Parties under the FCPA
- May 2015Texas Supreme Court Removes Obstacle to Corporate Cooperation in DOJ and SEC Investigations
- November 3, 2014FCPA Practices: Right-to-Audit Contract Clauses, Texas Lawyer
- October 2012FCPA: Managing Civil and Criminal Exposure of In-House Counsel, Dallas Bar Association
- September 2012Who Can You Trust -- An Anti Corruption Compliance Plan for Use With Third Party Agents and Distributors
- August 2012Who Can You Trust – An Anti-Corruption Compliance Plan For Use With Third Party Agents And Distributors, Business Torts Institute
- Summer 2012The Hidden Costs of Bribery
- July 3, 2006Stein Leaves Some Thompson Memo Questions Unanswered, Texas Lawyer
- July 1, 2006Harsh Words for Strings on Legal Fees, Executive Legal Advisor
- January 5, 2004e-Evidence Means More Execs Might Plead the Fifth, Texas Lawyer
- 1999The False Claim Act: Qui Tam Cases Reach Epidemic Proportion, Texas Lawyer
- November 22, 1999Qui Tam Cases Reach Epidemic Proportions, Texas Lawyer
- October 19, 2017Obtaining Emergency Relief: TROs and Temporary Injunctions
- December 13, 20162016 Jones Day & Whitley Penn SEC Accounting, Legal, and Enforcement Seminar
- April 19, 2016Conducting Effective Anti-Corruption Due Diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions, Dallas Bar Association, International Law Section
- April 21, 2015If You're Not Afraid of the FCPA, You Haven't Been Paying Attention, Dallas Bar Association, International Law Section Meeting
- March 26, 2015University of Texas 10th Annual Fraud Conference, speaker on keynote panel
- December 15, 2014Protecting Clients from FCPA Violations in China
- June 17, 2014Remediation After Cross-Border Investigations: The Unanticipated Challenges, KPMG Advisory Institute Webcast
- February 20, 2014Civil and Criminal Tax Litigation, University of Texas Law School
- October 2, 2013The General Counsel Forum -- DFW Chapter: Conducting an Internal Investigation
- September 26, 2013Ethical Challenges of Managing Client Relationships, 2013 Dallas Bench Bar
- August 2, 2013The FCPA, Summary of Recent Developments & Impact on the M&A Environment
- July 9, 2013Data Privacy: Risks and Best Practices in Latin America, China, India and Eastern Europe
- May 7, 2013The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and OFAC Update, Dallas Bar Association
- April 29-30, 2013Challenging Times for Banks: Recent U.S. Law Developments
- April 4, 2013Identification and Control of Third Party Vendors to Mitigate FCPA Risks
- February 2013Emily Post for FCPA Prosecutions: How the Prosecution and Defense May Conduct Themselves to the Best Advantage, American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting
- November 1, 2012Advanced Business Law FCPA Presentation for Compliance Counsel
- September 21, 2012Corruption Risks Associated with Use of Third Parties, State Bar of Texas CLE
- June 6, 2012Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: More Enforcement Than Ever, State Bar of Texas Live Webcast
- March 7, 2012Investigations of High-Level Employees and Executives: Navigating Complex Legal, Ethical and PR Issues in Internal and Government Investigations
- January 30, 2012Advanced Business Torts, guest lecturer, SMU Law School
- November 18, 2010The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Universidad Panamericana
- October 13, 2010Facilitating Payments under the FCPA, North Texas District Export Council
- October 5, 2010Corporate Compliance Programs in the New Era of Government Enforcement
- May 21, 2010Discovery Issues in Parallel Proceedings, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence & Discovery
- May 19, 2010Understanding the Role of the Board in Corporate Compliance
- 2008The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: The Things you Should Know and How They Could Affect Your Business
- July 2004Special Issues in Dealing with White Collar Crimes, State Bar of Texas Seminar, 30th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course
- July 2004White Collar Crime — Recent Developments, State Bar of Texas, 20th Annual Advanced Criminal Procedure Course
- April-May 2004Impact of the Assertion of the Fifth Amendment in Civil Proceedings, State Bar of Texas, 17th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course
- 2002Could I Go to Jail for This?, State Bar of Texas, Corporate Responsibility After the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
- 2002Legalized Destruction: Which Documents Can Be Destroyed and Which Cannot, State Bar of Texas, White Collar Crime for the Civil Practitioner
- 2002Overview of Risks Created by Destruction of Electronic Records, TABCC Regional Meeting
- 2000False Claims Act and Qui Tam Actions, 18th Annual Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Course
- 1997-1999Heath Care Fraud: How to Avoid Problems, and Dealing with Problems Should They Arise, a one-day seminar designed for administrative, financial, and medical professionals in hospital, clinic, mental health, and health insurance settings
- 1996-1997What a Criminal Lawyer Can Teach a Civil Lawyer About Discovery, State Bar of Texas, 9th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course
- Georgetown University (J.D. 1981; Articles and Notes Editor, American Criminal Law Review); Harvard University (A.B. magna cum laude 1978)
- Texas, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
Named by D Magazine as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" (2017)
Recognized as a "Texas Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics magazine and Texas Monthly for 13 consecutive years (2003-2015)
- Law Clerk to Judge Jerry Buchmeyer, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (1981-1982)